Prevention

Preventing drug and alcohol abuse and addiction increases people’s chances of living long, healthy and productive lives.

Treatment

Because there are many underlying, complex factors for drug abuse and addiction, the Berkeley County Recovery Resource Center acknowledges the need for comprehensive approach to treating this devastating disease.

Law Enforcement

For the past 40 years, we have been fighting the drug war in the same manner. It has become increasingly obvious during the past decade that we cannot arrest our way out of the drug problem.

Contact Us

Berkeley County Recovery Resource Center

400 West Stephen Street,
1st floor
Martinsburg, WV, 25401
Office 304-350-3080
Cell 304-676-7731
Open Monday-Friday 8am-7pm

Email Us

Kevin Knowles -- kknowles@berkeleywv.org

Stephanie Stout, Recovery Coach -- sstout@berkeleywv.org

Raymond Franklin, Recovery Coach -- rfranklin@berkeleywv.org

AA Meetings

Monday: 2:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am and 2:00pm

Recovery Support Group
Tuesday: 5:30 pm

NA Meetings

Monday
8:30am Lighthouse Group
4:00pm
7:00pm Lighthouse Group

Tuesday
8:30am
7:00pm Lighthouse Group

Wednesday
8:30am Lighthouse Group
12:00pm
5:00 pm

Thursday
9:00am
5:00pm

Friday
8:30am Lighthouse Group
7:30 pm Steps To Recovery

Sunday 11:00am Lighthouse Group

About

Vision

Decrease the demand and manage the disease of addiction.

Mission

To serve as a leader for improving the health and safety of individuals by promoting strategic approaches and collaboration to reduce drug trafficking and related crime while promoting prevention and treatment options for addicts.

Executive Summary

Berkeley County, West Virginia, a county of approximately 113,000 located in the Eastern Panhandle, is in the midst of a drug epidemic. Due to a deadly resurgence of heroin addiction, an alarming number of overdoses have occurred in Berkeley County during the past few years. In 2016, there have been 985 Opioid overdoses in Berkeley County with 88 of them being fatal. Along with the rise in heroin use a public health crisis has also developed. The number of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV has seen increases in the region and state.

The Berkeley County area drug epidemic is no longer someone else’s problem. Drug addiction can touch all people no matter their age, race, gender, socioeconomic status, education or location. To address this issue, Berkeley County’s drug prevention efforts should focus on three general principles: prevention, treatment and law enforcement.

Focusing on area youth is at the center of our prevention efforts with outreach programs at community centers and after-school programs. Prevention must also mean preventing individuals who already suffer from addiction from causing irreparable harm to themselves or others.

Harm reduction programs are a cost-effective way to prevent the spread of disease and give addicts a portal toward treatment and recovery.

Treatment resources across the state are severely limited and expanding the number of treatment beds is vital for our future. We must also remember that recovery does not end after an addict’s stay at a treatment center. Transitional housing and career opportunities are needed to let them become productive members of society.

Strengthening laws on drug dealers while giving discretion to judges on addicts needs to be a focus of the West Virginia Legislature. Local law enforcement expanding diversion programs and the judicial system expanding the role of drug courts are necessary steps to ease prison overcrowding. There must also be a path for individuals who have acquired a criminal record, due to their addiction, to start anew.

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